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Rise of the Guardians (PG, 97 mins)
Animation/Action/Comedy
Featuring the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Dakota Goyo
Director: Peter Ramsey
Released: Friday November 30


The computer-animated fantasy Rise Of The Guardians imagines a world in which children suddenly stop believing in their childhood idols such as Santa, the Tooth Fairy adn the Easter Bunny.

Without proof in the form of material or financial reward, impressionable young minds turn their backs on centuries of myth and legend.

Based on The Guardians Of Childhood book series by William Joyce, Peter Ramsey’s entertaining family-oriented film is a timely reminder that there are many things without rigorous scientific proof that still touch our hearts and change our humdrum lives for the better.

Screening in 3D in selected cinemas, Rise Of The Guardians boasts a pleasing mix of action, adventure and comedy - the latter courtesy of Santa’s army of expressive elves - that should stoke younger audiences’ sense of wonder as they stuff their faces with popcorn.

Rise Of The Guardians unfolds at a brisk pace, leaving scant time for in-depth characterisation between the eye-popping action sequences although visuals lack the meticulous detail and complexity of Pixar’s recent offerings.

n No swearing, No sex, Violence
n Rating: 6/10